Happy Canada Day everyone!
We've been busy the past four weeks mailing off orders to some of our awesome retailers! Which awesome retailers?...
Hey, so you need some cards? Well, you came to the right place! Did you know that we have an assorted selection of box sets?! If you don't have time to read through our hundreds (yes, hundreds) of different cards, just check out some of our top-sellers conveniently packaged in a box just for you! OR, gamble the dice and choose one of our mystery bags! Oh lala.
For those of you in Edmonton, I'm thrilled to announce that we've found a great new home on Whyte Ave! You can find a great selection of our cards at When Pigs Fly!
For eight years we had a wonderful spot at Chicken Scratch and we were so upset when they closed up shop last year. BUT, the good news is we're already a hit at When Pigs Fly and we're so happy to be working with another amazing shop on such a great street! So be sure to stop in and stock up on the best cards EVER (by which I mean ours of course!)
Also, Father's Day is this month and you should get your dad a card.
A few things to say today!....
First off, we're introducing our Greeting Card Mystery Bags! Each bag includes a random mix of 12 of our (amazing and hilarious) greeting cards and 12 plain white envelopes for $30 (that's just $2.50/card)! The contents will differ from one bag to a next and none of the bags will have repeats! Though rest assured, we're not jerks (well, we kind of are)... so we won't be filling a bag with 12 Retirement cards (or something equally silly). An example of what might be inside a Mystery Bag is something like: 4 Birthday Cards, 1 Wedding card, 1 Congratulations card, 1 New Home card, 1 Love card, 2 New Baby, 1 Thank You card and 1 Retirement card. Whatever you get, they'll be awesome and you'll be happy.
Second thing... while you're here, just a friendly reminder that Father's Day is only 3 and a half weeks away! You might wanna check out our Father's Day cards and buy one today so your poor old dad knows that you love him... or at least tolerate him.
Lastly, if you're on not on our e-mail list, then you're missing out! We send info about secret sales and such... so sign up below! (Where it says "Newsletter Sign up").
Ten years ago I had this crazy little idea to create a line of greeting cards that looked sweet and cute on the outside, but were shocking and sarcastic inside. My taglines had my family in stitches, but I wasn't sure if they were just being nice, or if we all had the same demented sense of humour. So I started showing friends... same thing, they actually thought the cards were funny! So, I decided to give things a go. I registered the company name, website, got a business license, a PST number, etc, etc. But, it wasn't until May 11, 2007 that I took my first step towards becoming serious about business... I tried to get my cards into stores! The very first store I tried was PABOOM in Victoria. When I approached the wonderful lady behind the counter (love you Moira!) I was a little nervous, but the second I told her my line of cards were full of sarcasm and swearing, she wanted to see them! I showed her my line and she placed an order on the spot! Man, I walked out of there with the biggest smile ever! From there everything just kind of happened... Stores were signing on with excitement, I was traveling quite a bit doing shows and meeting customers, online sales were picking up, and now here I am with a decade worth of experience and my cards in nearly 100 stores across Canada! Anyway, it got me thinking of the movie "Sliding Doors"... what would have happened if Moira at Paboom had turned me away? Would I have been heartbroken and given up? Would I be living on the streets selling greeting cards for change? Regardless, I'm sure I'd still be the same smart ass I am today. But thankfully this way I have a roof over my head! So thank you Paboom! Happy 10 Year Anniversary!!!
Anyway, back when I started in 2007 I was operating Hug and Kiss Designs out of the corner of the bedroom I shared with my boyfriend. It was small, but it was all I needed! I'd sit and cut cards while watching reruns of Roseanne on TV, then I'd jump on the SkyTrain and go to work (yeah, I used to have a real job!). Now I'm married to that boyfriend, we have a kid, a house, I haven't had a boss in 9 years (unless you count my kid) and I have my own private office that I don't have to share (unless you count the office cats) and I cut cards while watching Netflix. It's been an amazing 10 years and I hope I get to share decades upon decades more with you folks (in other words, keep buying my cards so I can keep making them!).
If you're here to order a Mother's Day card for your mom, wife, mother-in-law or mother-type-figure, I should warn you that you've past our shipping deadline.... well, sort of! We're based out of BC and if you are too (or if you're in AB or SK) then chances are we can still process and mail your order in time for you to pass it along to your mom. For the rest of you, you can certainly order whatever cards you'd like and we'll ship them as soon as we can (usually 1-2 days), but chances are they won't arrive to you in time for Mother's Day (which is Sunday, May 14th). Anyway, you can't say we didn't warn you.
Now for other news, I've been spending a few hours here and there doing some spring cleaning around the office and it lead to a CLEARANCE section on the site! The items listed on there aren't defective or ugly or awful in anyway... they just happen to be taken up more space than they are worth! So we want to clear them out! We have a few discontinued cards that we'll likely be adding in the weeks to come, so stay tuned. In the meantime, pick up a shirt for $10!
Spring has been off to a crazy start. For me it started with a cold, which turned into a flu, which then turned into a sinus infection... Which (thanks to a heavy dose of antibiotics) went away just in time for my trip to Edmonton for the Make It Show! Edmonton has always been so good to me and it was so great to be back. So for those of you that visited me at the show last month - thank you! (Also, you might want to stay tuned for an announcement about our return to Whyte Ave!... assuming it goes as planned!)
Now its nearly time for Make It Vancouver to begin and while it seems I'm fighting another cold (yeah, another one!) I'm still pumped and ready for a great show! We'll be back at the PNE Forum Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd with a bunch of other awesome creators/designers/artists. You'll be bummed if you miss out on the awesomeness that is Make It.
So when I was in Edmonton my coasters were a HUGE hit and so I knew I needed to add some new ones to the lineup. Check them out in person if you're in the Vancouver area, or find them here next week. I've also restocked the soldout ones, which you'll see reflected on the site next week.
Oh shit, I almost forgot - Mother's Day is coming up pretty quick here, so you might want to considering buying your mom/wife/mom-type-person a card now so you have time to work up the courage to give her something so hilarious she might pee herself a little.
Hey folks! If you're in Edmonton or Vancouver you should come check us out at the Make It Show! What's the Make It Show you ask? Well, Make It is an awesome craft show consisting of about 200 exhibitors that make and sell various items... there's everything from baby clothes to men t-shirts and jewelry to packaged soups! Of course we're there with our collection of greeting cards and magnets, but there are SO many other awesome items to check out as well!
First up is Edmonton, which starts on Friday and runs until Sunday.
It's at the Northlands Expo Centre and costs $5 at the door (kids 12 and under are free)
Friday, Mar. 24, 11am – 9pm
Saturday, Mar. 25, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, Mar. 26, 11am – 5pm
If you're thinking of going, save the coupon shown here or if you KNOW that you're going, you can buy early-bird tickets here.
Then next month we'll be in Vancouver for the Make It Vancouver Show, which runs April 21-23 at the PNE Forum!
Friday, Apr. 21, 11am – 9pm
Saturday, Apr. 22, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, Apr. 23, 11am – 5pm
For those of you that aren't in Vancouver or Edmonton, our apologies - those are the only 2 cities that we'll be visiting this Spring! (Sorry Toronto, we just couldn't get the One of a Kind Show to fit into our schedule) BUT, the good news is you can buy everything online!
Hey fellas, did you spoil your partner last month on Valentine's Day? Perhaps it's time to subtly remind them that today is Steak and a Blowjob Day! It falls every year on March 14th... Exactly one month after Valentine's Day, how about that?! And if they don't believe you, show them this post... We're a stationery company, we wouldn't make up a holiday for crying out loud!
Today is also Pi Day (as in 3.14159) and whenever I think about Pi I can't help but sing this little diddy...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NgjkwQ-7lY